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Small Business of the Year Award for Isle of Wight design agency

Sir Geoff Hurst with Matt and Fiona Jeffrey

Brightbulb Design have become the very first Isle of Wight business to be nominated and bring home a trophy in the annual South Coast Business Awards. Congratulations to Fiona and Matt, whose hard work has been recognised.

Tuesday, 17th July, 2018 2:27pm

By Dale Howarth

Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, launches his ‘Island Manifesto’

bob seely standing portrait

Isle of Wight MP, Bob Seely, has launched his manifesto for the Isle of Wight. Highlights include attracting higher education, creating high-technology jobs in the digital industries, extending Island Line, creating more cycle ways and making ferries company enter into a public service obligation.

Tuesday, 17th July, 2018 1:41pm

By Sally Perry with 11 readers' comments

Further seasonal drop Isle of Wight residents claiming out of work benefits

Bucket and spade

As we see every year, there was a seasonal drop in the number of Isle of Wight residents claiming out of work benefits in June 2018.

Tuesday, 17th July, 2018 12:39pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Podcast: First published interview with Visit Isle of Wight’s new MD

will myles md of visit isle of wight

Get to hear the first published interview with the new Managing Director of Visit Isle of Wight - learn more about his background and the plans for 2019.

Tuesday, 17th July, 2018 11:56am

By Sally Perry with 2 readers' comments

Welcome u-turn by Isle of Wight council on school bus seats controversy

U Turn

The move to charge parents for both morning and afternoon seats on school buses, even if they only wanted one or the other, caused outrage across the Island.

Tuesday, 17th July, 2018 10:48am

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Victoria of Wight heads across the Sea of Marmara

Victoria of Wight 640

Victoria of Wight heading to the UK is the final stage of Wightlink's £45million investment in the Portsmouth - Fishbourne route.

Tuesday, 17th July, 2018 8:28am

By Karen Woods with 2 readers' comments

Cowes RNLI join Solent rescue after 41ft yacht mast crashes down

Dismasted Amalie

Cowes RNLI joined forces with the crew of the Gosport lifeboat to carry out an urgent rescue of a 41ft yacht after the mast crashed down mid-Solent.

Tuesday, 17th July, 2018 7:58am

By George Chastney with one comment

WATCH: Bramble Bank hosts annual cricket match in middle of Solent

Bramble bank cricket by Patrick Condy 11 - 640

If you weren't one of the lucky ones watching the cricket match in the middle of Solent on Sunday morning, check out these HD photos and aerial drone video of the annual match between Island Sailing Club and Royal Southern Yacht Club.

Monday, 16th July, 2018 1:44pm

By Sally Perry with one comment

Man arrested on suspicion of kidnap from Isle of Wight care home

Police van

A man from London was arrested on suspicion of aggravated burglary, attempted kidnap, assault on police and criminal damage.

Monday, 16th July, 2018 12:42pm

By Sally Perry

Warning about dangers of going into derelict or closed buildings

empty building

As well as a warning that secured buildings and sites can be dangerous due to potential structural problems or hazardous materials, the Isle of Wight council is asking residents to report any unsecured buildings or sites.

Monday, 16th July, 2018 12:42pm

By IW Council Press Office with 2 readers' comments

West and Central Wight Labour Party branch elections at first meeting

Labour party letters

All Labour Party members in the West and Central Wight area are welcome to the next meeting being held in September.

Monday, 16th July, 2018 12:41pm

By Sally Perry with 3 readers' comments

Police appeal for witnesses to Newport assault

police officer

A woman sustained small cuts to her face as a result of broken glass, after a man (with a group of five others) smashed her car’s passenger side window

Monday, 16th July, 2018 11:04am

By Hampshire Constabulary